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15 Years of SPALTEN Problem Solving Methodology in Product Development

15 Years of SPALTEN Problem Solving Methodology in Product Development

Year: 2016

Section: Methodology: Special Applications

Editor: Boks, Casper; Sigurjonsson, Johannes; Steinert, Martin; Vis, Carlijn; Wulvik, Andreas

Author: Albers, Albert; Reiß, Nicolas; Bursac, Nikola; Breitschuh, Jan

Series: NordDESIGN

Institution: Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Germany

Section: Methodology: Special Applications

Pages: 411-420

ISBN: 978-1-904670-80-3

Abstract

The brain has only limited ability to deal with complex Problems. Therefore, the developer must be supported to supplement his natural problem-solving behaviors. The SPALTEN-Methodology was described by Albers et al. and constantly developed further in the past 15 years. Furthermore, it was applied consistently in projects and education. SPALTEN is a German acronym and means “to split”, “to decompose”. In this contribution, the results of an extensive empirical study of the use of SPALTEN in the last 15 years is presented. The study consists of a qualitative preliminary study on basic of interviews (n=15) and a quantitative survey using a questionnaire (n=108) and has a focus on the application and the added value for the user. The results show, that SPALTEN is used in practice by over 80 % of former students and PhD-students, who learned the method in their education.

Keywords: SPALTEN, problem solving, methodology, method

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NEW DATE: NordDesign 2016, 10th - 12th August 2016, Trondheim, Norway.Welcome to NordDesign 2016. We are pleased to announce that NordDesign 2016 will be hosted in the beautiful city of Trondheim on 10th-12th August 2016. The conference will take place at NTNU and is organised by the Department of Product Development and Materials in collaboration with the Department of Product Design. We are calling for evidence based academic work on topical issues on design, development and innovation that strengthens both our theoretical understanding and the connection between...

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